Last post on Aug 18, 2008 at 7:25 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#48 of 49 Re: Surprised at the MPG. [paisan]
Aug 16, 2008 (8:37 am)
Hmm. The Limited GT is Turbocharged, you're getting a higher MPG than Sub advertises. Maybe it's your synthetic that's reducing friction!
Taking it for a ride on highway up and down the GSP today and tomorrow for a few trips, I'll use Trip B to calculate highway MPG.
I've noticed that at startup the idle is high as per some posts on this forum (about 1.5k RPM) - but it seems to drop within about 30 seconds of startup down to under 1k RPM. Probably just a sensor or two that needs to get a little warmer. I'll keep my eye on it in the winter because people said they've actually stalled or borderline stalled.
#49 of 49 Re: Surprised at the MPG. [pilot1226]
Aug 18, 2008 (7:25 pm)
That's the PZEV you have bumping the idle for 30 seconds.
I don't think the highway MPG on the LGT 5MT is lower than 21mpg? Heck when I had stock sized snows on I was getting 23mpg and driving saner.
On the highway even with the slicker wider tires I'm getting about 24mpg at 80mph, at 65 I can get 27mpg on the highway, but I never drive that way.
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